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Danish Apple Squares

Danish Apple Squares

Danish Apple Squares

Adapted from Better Homes & Gardens


12 to 15 servings

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cooking Time

50 Minutes

Adapted from Better Homes & Gardens

You can use various baking spice blends for this traditional apple danish pastry.

Serving Suggestions

Serve warm or at room temperature with ice cream or fresh whipped cream.


2 Tbsp. baking seasoning of choice:

1 cup granulated sugar

8 Granny Smith apples, peeled and thinly sliced

1 package frozen puff pastry sheets (2 sheets), thawed

1 cup crushed corn flakes

1 egg, lightly beaten

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Step 1: Prepare apples

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a small bowl, combine Baking Spice with sugar and Mayan Sea Salt and fold all but 1 Tbsp. of the mixture into apple slices.

Step 2: Assemble pastry

On a floured surface, roll each pastry sheet into roughly a 17x12-inch rectangle. Transfer one sheet to 13x9 baking pan and press dough to fit into bottom and line sides of pan. Sprinkle pastry-lined pan with crushed corn flakes and top with apples. Place remaining sheet of rolled pastry on top and crimp edges with fingers to seal.

Step 3: Bake and serve

Cut a few slits in pastry dough top, brush entire surface with egg and sprinkle with remaining 1 Tbsp. spiced sugar mixture. Bake for 40 to 50 min. or until apples are tender and pastry is golden brown.